New Richest Man in the World.

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    Poor guy...probably has to pay too much taxes, too.
     
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    Oh Yeah. If your make a few bucks OL'BO and his posse will certainly try to suck you dry. LOL
     
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    "Many plutocrats did just that. Indeed, last year's wealth wasteland has become a billionaire bonanza. Most of the richest people on the planet have seen their fortunes soar in the past year.

    This year the World's Billionaires have an average net worth of $3.5 billion, up $500 million in 12 months. The world has 1,011 10-figure titans, up from 793 a year ago but still shy of the record 1,125 in 2008. Of those billionaires on last year's list, only 12% saw their fortunes decline."

    worlds-billionaires-2010: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    Yeah! Those poor put-upon American millionaires and billionaires. I just love reading stories about this while watching the devastation of regular working-class people in the last 4 years... hundreds of thousands of which lost their jobs and homes. Warm fuzzies all around...
     
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    We confuse RICH for HEROIC.

    Not untypical of those last grasping gasps of dying empires heard throughout history.

    When society worships Mammon, profit is the only prophet people really care about.
     
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    I think it's great! If we keep competition open, free and fair maybe someday one of us here on USMB will be the World's Richest Man. Wouldn't that be great? It might be you or it might be me. Hmmm...who believes rich people are inherently evil and who doesn't? I think I'll have a better chance of being a billionaire because I'll work for it; you, on the other hand, will expect it redistributed to you.
     
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    Maybe Bill Gates shouldn't have given away that billion dollars for charity.

    Then he would still be the richest
     
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    It wouldn't hurt you to think about how many jobs are financed by millionaires and billionaires.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    Amazes me how conservatives defend the filthy rich, and think they are so oppressed because they pay a lot of taxes, yet still have enough money to live like kings. Poor poor oppressed rich people. Unbelievable
     
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    *rolls eyes* and can we have the next talking point PLEASE!
     
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